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This year we focus on "Revitalising Dairy Production" through rearing young stock efficiently for the long-term profitability of the business; and through listening to the newer generation of farmers and professionals who will rejuvenate the industry through innovation and better management.

In 2018 we are bringing the Dairy Research Foundation Symposium back to Camden in NSW!

The annual Symposium is the Dairy Research Foundation’s signature event, and is the largest Dairy event in NSW, widely recognised throughout the Australian dairy industry as a showcase of dairy science in application.


This year will kick off once again with our Industry events, where our industry bodies come together to stage their meetings, forums and updates. We welcome the collaboration of NSW Farmers, Dairy Connect and Dairy NSW whom are all participating again this year.

We have a brilliant line up of leading speakers for the 2018 Symposium, headed by Dr Robert (Bob) James, Professor Emeritus (Virginia Tech) and President of Down Home Heifer Solutions. Dr James combines a vast experience in research and extension in dairy science at Virginia Tech (where he is now Emeritus Professor), with a hands-on approach to calf and heifer rearing and the inclusion of advanced technologies such as automated calf feeding systems and on-farm pasteurizers.

Farm Day will take us to ‘Leppington Pastoral Company’ - a family owned and operated dairy farm in Bringelly. The dairy was founded in 1951 at Leppington by Kolombo and Julia Perich. Their two sons Tony and Ron developed the business to what it is today, now run by third generation dairy farmers. Attendees will be impressed by this modern dairy facility milking 2000 cows, one of the largest in Australia.


In keeping with tradition, the real focus of the Farm Day will be our Emerging Scientists - the best and brightest of our next generation researchers. Bring your voting hats as they vie for first place in the 2018 DRF Emerging Scientist Award!

We look forward to catching up with our loyal attendees but we also want to extend a welcome invitation to any farmers who haven’t previously attended. Be assured you will be welcomed with open arms – we truly believe that you will walk away from the event with inspiration and ideas to implement in your own business, new contacts within the industry and stimulated passion for what you do.


We look forward to welcoming you to Camden in July 2018!

 

The Dairy Research Foundation Team                   


For further information, please click here for the Symposium program


Quick Program Overview

For more detailed information, please download the Symposium Program via button above

Time
Session
Duration
Cost
8:00 AM
  • NSW Farmers (Dairy Committee) Industry Session

    VENUE: Camden General Teaching Block Room 104, The University of Sydney, 415 Werombi Road, Camden NSW  (building is located next door to the Liz Kernohan Conference Centre)

    1 hour
9:00 AM
  • Dairy Connect (Farmers Group) Industry Session

    VENUE:  Camden General Teaching Block Room 104, The University of Sydney, 415 Werombi Road, Camden NSW  (building is located next door to the Liz Kernohan Conference Centre)

     

    1 hour
10:00 AM
  • NSW Dairy Industry Forum & Dairy Research Foundation Symposium

    VENUE: Liz Kernohan Conference Centre, The University of Sydney, 415 Werombi Road, Camden NSW

    10.00am: Registration and Morning Tea

    10.30am: NSW Dairy Industry Forum

    12.00pm: Lunch

    1.00pm:  Dairy Research Foundation Symposium 

    3.00pm: Afternoon Tea

    5.30pm: Concludes

    7.5 hours
7:00 PM
  • Symposium Dinner

    VENUE: Belgenny Farm, 100 Elizabeth Macarthur Avenue, Camden South NSW

    3.5 hours
Time
Session
Duration
Cost
8:00 AM
  • Farm Day

    VENUE: 'Leppington Pastoral Company', 1675 The Northern Road, Bringelly NSW

    8.30am:  Welcome and Introduction

    9.00am - 12.30pm: Emerging Scientist Presentations

    12.30pm-1.00pm: Lunch, Winners Announced and Symposium Closing

     

    5 hours

Tickets

SYMPOSIUM

  • Full Package - Farmers / Students

    Includes attendance to the following: NSW DAIRY INDUSTRY FORUM AND SYMPOSIUM DAY (Tues 17th July), SYMPOSIUM DINNER (Tues 17th July) and FARM DAY (Wed 18th July)
    Early Bird: $430.00

    $550.00

  • Full Package - Service Providers

    Includes attendance to the following: NSW DAIRY INDUSTRY FORUM AND SYMPOSIUM DAY (Tues 17th July), SYMPOSIUM DINNER (Tues 17th July) and FARM DAY (Wed 18th July)
    Early Bird: $570.00

    $690.00

  • Single Day Ticket

    Choice of: NSW DAIRY INDUSTRY FORUM & SYMPOSIUM DAY (Tues 17th July) OR FARM DAY (Wed 18th July)
    Early Bird: $280.00

    $330.00

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS

  • Industry Events

    Please select this ticket for your choice of Industry events - NSW Farmers (Dairy Committee) Industry Session / Dairy Connect (Farmers Group) Industry Session / NSW Dairy Industry Forum ONLY Ticket (if only attending Forum and not purchasing Full Package

    Free

  • Symposium Dinner Only

    Tuesday 17th July

    $125.00

SPEAKER TICKETS

  • Speaker Ticket

    Ticket access for Symposium Speakers only

    Restricted Access

  • Emerging Scientist Finalist Ticket

    Ticket access for Emerging Scientist finalists only

    Restricted Access

Thank you to Our Sponsors

Contact the event organiser

Use the details below or the contact form to the right to get in touch.

Tara Wolfson, EJM Events 02 8089 1388